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Old March 6th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I have been reading a lot of post on RO machines. I was wondering, it reduces the amount of sap you have to boil, can you save the concentrated sap in a storage tank until you have enough to boil. I have 350 taps want to put more in, but was thinking of purchasing RO then a vac system. or should I do it the other way around. Trying to increase production but need to decrease boiling time. thanks for your help
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Is your 32x72 flat or do you have flues? If it is flat, you won't need to worry about storage! either way, you don't want to store concentrate very long, as the increased sugar levels will promote fermentation quickly.

If you are building you own R/O , you can estimate removing 1/2 the water in 1 pass through your system. the size of the membranes will determine how fast you can put sap through the R/O process.
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